In Images: SEIU-West employees rally in Saskatoon earlier than begin of bargaining with province

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SEIU-West members and supporters picketed and rallied through downtown Saskatoon, in what they said was a “message for the provincial government.”

StarPhoenix photographer Michelle Berg was there.

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Union leaders said SEIU-West members have been working short-staffed for years and also managing through the COVID-19 pandemic. The union, which represents more than 13,000 workers in Saskatchewan, is set to begin the next round of bargaining with the province.

SEIU-West executive board member Lou Ellen Murray waves to passing cars outside the Saskatoon Cabinet Office Wednesday during a rally after what officials say has been years of working short-staffed through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix / Michelle Berg) SEIU-West executive board member Lou Ellen Murray waves to passing cars outside the Saskatoon Cabinet Office Wednesday during a rally after what officials say has been years of working short-staffed through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix / Michelle Berg) Saskatoon StarPhoenix SEIU-West treasurer Janice Platzke speaks in front of the Saskatoon Cabinet Office Wednesday during a rally after what officials say has been years of working short-staffed through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix / Michelle Berg) SEIU-West treasurer Janice Platzke speaks in front of the Saskatoon Cabinet Office Wednesday during a rally after what officials say has been years of working short-staffed through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix / Michelle Berg) Saskatoon StarPhoenix Around 100 members of SEIU-West and supporters took part in a march and rally from Delta Marriott Downtown to the Saskatoon Cabinet Office Wednesday after what officials say has been years of working short-staffed through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix / Michelle Berg) Around 100 members of SEIU-West and supporters took part in a march and rally from Delta Marriott Downtown to the Saskatoon Cabinet Office Wednesday after what officials say has been years of working short-staffed through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix / Michelle Berg) Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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